Hundreds at rival Cambridge demos

More than 400 officers from six of our region's forces will be in Cambridge today for demonstrations by two rival groups.

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Hundreds gather for rival protests in Cambridge

Demonstrators have staged rival protests in Cambridge over the building of a new mosque in the city. The far right English Defence League gathered to oppose the plans while a counter demonstration was organised by an anti-facist group.

400 police officers from six of our region's forces were in Cambridge for the demonstrations. During the day they made four arrests.

Click below for a report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey:


Rival groups hold Cambridge demos

Two rival groups are holding demonstrations in Cambridge city centre.

Members of The English Defence League have gathered at Christ's Pieces. The group, which describes itself as anti militant Islam, is opposing plans to build a new mosque off Mill Road in the city.

According to police hundreds of people have turned up for a counter demonstration organised by Unite Against Fascism, as shown in the video below.

More than 400 officers from six of our region's forces are policing the protests. Cambridgeshire Police say that they are monitoring CCTV, and will take action against anyone who breaks the law.

Police prepare for Cambridge demos

Police will be out in force in Cambridge on Saturday 23rd Feb when rival groups stage demonstrations in the city.

The English Defence League will be holding an assembly on Christ's Pieces in the afternoon, while Unite Against Fascism are planning a counter march. Matthew Hudson reports.

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